Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Design Wall Wednesday

I've finished 9 blocks for my Scrappy Trip Along quilt.

I'm hoping to make 21 more blocks, for a total of 30. And I think I'll add a solid gray border to tie it all together.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just keep cutting.....Just keep cutting....

For the past three evenings, I've been cutting strips.
Lots and lots of strips.
180 strips to be exact. 

Now they're ready to be sewn into a quilt top.
I'm participating in the Scrappy Trip Along.
With more than 700 other quilters!

Friday, January 11, 2013

First finish of 2013 - Patti's Patchwork

Well, I had hoped to have this quilt finished before Christmas, but you know how things go around the holidays. Too much stuff to do in too little time.

Another of my aunt's wanted me to make her a quilt and of course I obliged. This one is for my mom's younger sister. Her favorite colors are slate blue and chocolate brown. I found a Fat Quarter bundle with  a nice mix of blues and browns, then chose several other fabrics to go with them.

I based this quilt on the pattern "Happy-Go-Lucky" from Camille Roskelley's book "Simplify". The original pattern includes corner pieces in a neutral fabric on every other square in the middle. I tried this on one block and just didn't like the look. The additional fabric was too distracting.

Since this is for my Aunt Patti, I named this quilt "Patti's Patchwork. It finished at approximately 65" x 75". I wanted it to be extra warm, so I found a beautiful flannel print for the backing. The paisley goes pretty well with the blues and browns on the front.

The quilt arrived at it's new home today and my aunt loves it! It's so rewarding to be able to actually make something that will bring warmth and comfort to a loved one.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My first start for 2013

Our guild is participating in the Modern Quilt Guild's current fabric challenge. We each received a Fat Eighth bundle of fabrics from the Madrona Road line by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. The challenge is to make something, preferably quilted, using only fabrics from this line and any solids we wish to add.

My plan is to make a throw size quilt using a traditional block with these fun fabrics. I've always liked the Log Cabin block and who doesn't like starting off a new year with something simple? I'll also be using several different solids to make the overall look more modern. I hope it comes out the way I picture it.

(And that block isn't really as wonky as it looks. It's just hanging funny.)